Regional Overviews

Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
13-19 March 2021

26 March 2021

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, violence continued between Afghan forces, the Taliban, and the Islamic State (IS). A protest against the night raids of the intelligence forces in Faryab province was also reported. In the de facto Republic of Artsakh, remnant landmines again inflicted casualties on civilians. In Armenia, the ongoing anti-government…

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Regional Overview: United States
13-19 March 2021

25 March 2021

Last week, demonstration events increased for the second straight week in the United States, rising by about a fifth relative to the week prior. Following mass shootings on 16 March in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area that targeted Asian women working in spas (New York Times, 17 March 2021), demonstrations against surging anti-Asian hate crimes…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
13-19 March 2021

24 March 2021

Last week in the Middle East, clashes between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in Yemen, with the Houthis capturing a number of sites in Marib, whereas pro-Hadi forces made territorial gains in Taizz. In Iraq, seven rockets were fired at US forces stationed at Balad Air Base, though no casualties were reported. Meanwhile, in Syria,…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
13-19 March 2021

24 March 2021

Last week in East Asia, protests for and against the passing of a resolution by the central government to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system were held. Also in Hong Kong, an investigation into sources of funding for an influential coalition of pan-democratic political parties and NGOs prompted a number of groups to withdraw from the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
13-19 March 2021

24 March 2021

Last week in South Asia, Baloch separatists targeted security forces in Pakistan. In India, security forces continued operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the Red Corridor. In the Northeast, leaders of a disbanded separatist outfit fighting for a sovereign Bodoland formed a new militant group prior to the Assam legislative assembly elections.…

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Regional Overview: South America
13-19 March 2021

24 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations increased compared to the previous week. Anti-government demonstrations continue to take place in Paraguay, while thousands protested in Bolivia following the arrest of former interim President Janine Áñez (Bolivia.com 16 March 2021). In Peru, demonstrations were reported across the country as transport workers went on strike to demand a…

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